Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 470 473 462
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 -20
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 993 1,091 1,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.62% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.68% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 846 850 955
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £27,540
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,300 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,529 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +11.32% -1.23% +1.25%

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 149,712 160,336 174,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.56% 90.86%
Number of salaries quoted 119,082 126,510 145,216
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing.

Salary trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 880 £45,000 - 125
UK excluding London +55 732 £44,529 +11.32% 110
South East +33 260 £42,500 +13.33% 27
London -64 247 £60,000 +14.29% 23
North of England +29 122 £45,000 +22.45% 32
Scotland +70 94 £45,000 - 4
South West -25 86 £42,029 +5.07% 17
Midlands +48 84 £45,000 +12.50% 20
East of England +12 81 £40,000 -11.11% 6
North West +15 74 £45,000 +16.13% 15
Yorkshire +24 47 £45,000 +20.00% 14
West Midlands +22 43 £40,000 -1.23% 15
East Midlands +24 41 £50,000 +35.14% 5
Northern Ireland +10 11 - -
Wales -7 3 £33,000 +32.00% 4
North East -11 1 £70,000 +100.00% 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for System Testing.

1 417 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (40.08%) SQL
3 321 (32.33%) C#
4 319 (32.12%) Test Automation
5 277 (27.90%) Finance
6 245 (24.67%) .NET
7 201 (20.24%) Unit Testing
8 186 (18.73%) Analytical Skills
8 186 (18.73%) Microsoft
9 174 (17.52%) QA
10 167 (16.82%) Degree
10 167 (16.82%) Integration Testing
11 159 (16.01%) Java
12 158 (15.91%) BDD
13 157 (15.81%) SQL Server
13 157 (15.81%) Scrum
14 149 (15.01%) User Acceptance Testing
15 147 (14.80%) SDLC
16 145 (14.60%) Oracle
17 128 (12.89%) XML
18 121 (12.19%) TDD
19 114 (11.48%) Software Engineering
20 104 (10.47%) Python
21 101 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
22 100 (10.07%) Windows
23 99 (9.97%) Selenium
24 97 (9.77%) ASP.NET
25 96 (9.67%) MVC
25 96 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
26 95 (9.57%) JIRA

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (5.44%) MQSeries
2 45 (4.53%) IIS
3 28 (2.82%) Confluence
4 14 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (1.11%) Jetty
7 10 (1.01%) JBoss
7 10 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.91%) CMS
9 8 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.50%) Apache
10 5 (0.50%) Liferay
10 5 (0.50%) Mendix
10 5 (0.50%) SAS
11 4 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.30%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.30%) Documentum
12 3 (0.30%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 77 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.20%) OrCAD
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (2.32%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.71%) Oracle ERP
2 17 (1.71%) Oracle Retail
3 13 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.91%) Oracle Assets
6 9 (0.91%) Oracle Cash Management
6 9 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.60%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.60%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.60%) SAP FSCM
7 6 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.40%) Infor SunSystems
10 3 (0.30%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 70 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.91%) BlazeMeter
3 9 (0.91%) BrowserStack
3 9 (0.91%) SaaS
4 8 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
5 7 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (0.70%) GitHub
6 6 (0.60%) Office 365
7 5 (0.50%) Sage Pay
8 4 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (0.30%) Taleo
10 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.20%) PaaS
10 2 (0.20%) Trello
11 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.10%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.32%) Internet
2 14 (1.41%) Ethernet
3 11 (1.11%) Firewall
4 10 (1.01%) Wireless
5 8 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.70%) HTTP
7 6 (0.60%) DNS
8 5 (0.50%) DHCP
8 5 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.50%) Network Security
9 4 (0.40%) H.323
9 4 (0.40%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.40%) Intranet
9 4 (0.40%) SS7
9 4 (0.40%) SSL
9 4 (0.40%) VPN
10 3 (0.30%) AMQP
10 3 (0.30%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.20%) Modbus
11 2 (0.20%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 93 (9.37%) Relational Database
3 78 (7.85%) NoSQL
4 68 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
5 66 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 64 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 54 (5.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 54 (5.44%) Bigtable
7 54 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (2.11%) Power BI
11 18 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
13 15 (1.51%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (1.31%) MongoDB
16 11 (1.11%) MySQL
17 10 (1.01%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 99 (9.97%) Selenium
2 95 (9.57%) JIRA
3 86 (8.66%) Visual Studio
4 74 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 68 (6.85%) Cucumber
6 61 (6.14%) Jenkins
7 39 (3.93%) JMeter
8 36 (3.63%) Git (software)
9 29 (2.92%) SoapUI
9 29 (2.92%) SpecFlow
10 25 (2.52%) TeamCity
11 23 (2.32%) LabVIEW
12 18 (1.81%) HP UFT
12 18 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (1.61%) WebDriver
14 14 (1.41%) Appium
14 14 (1.41%) Eclipse
14 14 (1.41%) TestRail
15 13 (1.31%) Android Studio
16 12 (1.21%) Xcode
General
1 277 (27.90%) Finance
2 81 (8.16%) Retail
3 42 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 31 (3.12%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.92%) Electronics
6 27 (2.72%) Front Office
7 26 (2.62%) Banking
8 13 (1.31%) Legal
9 9 (0.91%) Billing
9 9 (0.91%) General Ledger
9 9 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.91%) Publishing
9 9 (0.91%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.81%) Advertising
10 8 (0.81%) Law
11 7 (0.70%) Automotive
12 5 (0.50%) Back Office
12 5 (0.50%) German Language
13 4 (0.40%) Marketing
14 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 278 (28.00%) Developer
2 275 (27.69%) Analyst
3 134 (13.49%) Test Analyst
4 100 (10.07%) .NET Developer
5 77 (7.75%) C# Developer
6 70 (7.05%) Tester
7 69 (6.95%) Software Developer
8 62 (6.24%) Business Analyst
9 61 (6.14%) Test Engineer
10 48 (4.83%) Consultant
10 48 (4.83%) Lead Developer
11 41 (4.13%) Software Engineer
12 38 (3.83%) Python Engineer
13 37 (3.73%) Systems Analyst
14 36 (3.63%) Business Systems Analyst
14 36 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
15 33 (3.32%) Junior
15 33 (3.32%) Technical Analyst
16 30 (3.02%) C# Software Developer
17 29 (2.92%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (24.67%) .NET
2 128 (12.89%) XML
3 97 (9.77%) ASP.NET
4 60 (6.04%) Middleware
5 59 (5.94%) .NET Framework
6 56 (5.64%) XML Schema
7 52 (5.24%) Web Services
8 51 (5.14%) SOAP
9 49 (4.93%) HTML
10 44 (4.43%) Spring
11 43 (4.33%) WPF
12 34 (3.42%) Entity Framework
12 34 (3.42%) Node.js
13 32 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 30 (3.02%) AngularJS
15 29 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
15 29 (2.92%) RESTful
16 25 (2.52%) CSS
16 25 (2.52%) WCF
17 23 (2.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 186 (18.73%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (6.34%) Virtual Team
3 49 (4.93%) Computer Science
4 47 (4.73%) User Experience
5 40 (4.03%) Fintech
6 32 (3.22%) Mobile App
6 32 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.62%) Embedded Systems
8 24 (2.42%) Optoelectronics
9 23 (2.32%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 15 (1.51%) e-Learning
12 14 (1.41%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.31%) Replication
14 12 (1.21%) Acoustics
14 12 (1.21%) VHDL
15 11 (1.11%) Verilog
16 9 (0.91%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.91%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 100 (10.07%) Windows
2 67 (6.75%) Unix
3 62 (6.24%) Linux
4 22 (2.22%) Android
5 21 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.50%) CentOS
9 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.20%) Solaris
10 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.10%) SUSE
11 1 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (32.12%) Test Automation
3 201 (20.24%) Unit Testing
4 167 (16.82%) Integration Testing
5 158 (15.91%) BDD
6 157 (15.81%) Scrum
7 149 (15.01%) User Acceptance Testing
8 147 (14.80%) SDLC
9 121 (12.19%) TDD
10 114 (11.48%) Software Engineering
11 101 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
12 96 (9.67%) MVC
12 96 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
13 93 (9.37%) Regression Testing
14 90 (9.06%) Project Management
15 88 (8.86%) Test Scripting
15 88 (8.86%) Waterfall
16 83 (8.36%) Scenario Testing
17 82 (8.26%) System Integration Testing
18 73 (7.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 398 (40.08%) SQL
2 321 (32.33%) C#
3 159 (16.01%) Java
4 104 (10.47%) Python
5 81 (8.16%) JavaScript
6 79 (7.96%) T-SQL
7 63 (6.34%) C++
8 54 (5.44%) XPath
9 36 (3.63%) Ruby
10 34 (3.42%) PL/SQL
11 29 (2.92%) C
12 27 (2.72%) PowerShell
13 22 (2.22%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.41%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.21%) MATLAB
16 11 (1.11%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.81%) VB
18 7 (0.70%) TypeScript
19 6 (0.60%) VBA
20 4 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 167 (16.82%) Degree
2 68 (6.85%) ISTQB
3 55 (5.54%) ISEB
4 42 (4.23%) Security Cleared
5 35 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (2.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (1.71%) PhD
8 16 (1.61%) SC Cleared
9 13 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.70%) MCSE
12 5 (0.50%) ACCA
12 5 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.50%) CCNA
12 5 (0.50%) CIMA
12 5 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.40%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.30%) CCA
14 3 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (17.52%) QA
2 19 (1.91%) SLA
3 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.60%) GDPR
5 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.20%) GAMP
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.20%) JTAG
6 2 (0.20%) MISRA
6 2 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.10%) Basel II
7 1 (0.10%) ECSS
7 1 (0.10%) MiFID
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.62%) Firmware
3 17 (1.71%) Docker
4 9 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.60%) XenApp
6 5 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.30%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.30%) XenServer
8 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.20%) HDFS
8 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (1.41%) Ansible
2 12 (1.21%) HP ALM
2 12 (1.21%) Puppet
3 10 (1.01%) SCCM
4 9 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.40%) Grafana
6 4 (0.40%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.40%) Rancher
6 4 (0.40%) SCOM
7 3 (0.30%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.10%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 186 (18.73%) Microsoft
2 145 (14.60%) Oracle
3 41 (4.13%) SAP
4 25 (2.52%) Workday
5 18 (1.81%) Atlassian
6 17 (1.71%) TIBCO
6 17 (1.71%) Xamarin
7 16 (1.61%) HP
7 16 (1.61%) IBM
8 15 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.31%) TOWER Software
9 13 (1.31%) VMware
10 10 (1.01%) Citrix
10 10 (1.01%) Tableau
11 9 (0.91%) Concur
12 8 (0.81%) Adobe
12 8 (0.81%) Google
12 8 (0.81%) Remedy
13 7 (0.70%) Telerik
14 6 (0.60%) Wonderware